An out of keeping tower feature was rejected at what claims to be one of the largest ice cream parlours in the country.
The retrospective application was put forward at Drumlan Hall Farm. Newton Lane, Newton by Tattenhall, home to Cheshire Farm Ice cream.
The farm is said to offer over 30 flavours and attracts over 250,000 visitors a year.
The light blue tower feature houses additional cooling and refrigeration equipment needed to cope with the increased use of the former farm building to which it is attached, according to a report.
Agents for the Bolesworth Estate argue that otherwise, the plant would be installed at ground level where it would have a “substantial” visual impact and would be unacceptable at a visitor attraction.
The tower, and other changes, are part of an uplift which has seen a 25% increase in visitor numbers.
Tattenhall and District parish councillors say they are “disappointed” the application is retrospective and question the need for the tower which they feel is out of keeping with the character and appearance of the rest of the building and the area.
The tower, on the front of the building, faces the road, say planning officers.
Previous plans were rejected as the alterations were not in keeping.
Changes had been made to remove some round panels, also at the front, but planners still felt the application would represent a “vast change” to the appearance of the original agricultural shed.
It would be less rural in style and the tower was unacceptable as it harmed the natural beauty of the area.
Permission was refused by Cheshire West and Chester Council.